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Author Slimani, Leïla, 1981- author.

Title The perfect nanny : a novel / Leila Slimani ; translated from the French by Sam Taylor.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Books, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  F SLIMANI, L.    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Adult Fiction  FICTION SLIMANI    Check Shelf
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  F SLIMANI, L.    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F SLIMANI    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Adult Fiction  F SLIMANI    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION SLIMANI    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult New Materials  FICTION SLIMANI    Lost and Paid
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  FICTION SLIMANI    DUE 12-16-21
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  FICTION SLIMANI, LEILA    Check Shelf
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  F SLIMANI LEILA    Check Shelf

Description 228 pages ; 20 cm
Note Originally published in French as Chanson Douce by Editions Gallimard, Paris.
Summary After a French couple finds a too-good-to-be-true nanny to care for their two children, the relationship between the couple and the nanny soon becomes full of jealousy, resentment, and suspicion.
"When Myriam, a French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work after having children, she and her husband look for the perfect nanny for their two young children. They never dreamed they would find Louise: a quiet, polite, devoted woman who sings to the children, cleans the family's chic apartment in Paris's upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late without complaint, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on one another, jealousy, resentment, and suspicions mount, shattering the idyllic tableau. Building tension with every page, The Perfect Nanny is a compulsive, riveting, bravely observed exploration of power, class, race, domesticity, and motherhood--and the American debut of an immensely talented writer"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Nannies -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Social classes -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Interpersonal conflict -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Families -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Murder -- France -- Paris -- Fiction.
Mystery fiction.
FICTION -- Contemporary Women.
FICTION -- Literary.
Genre/Form Domestic fiction.
Added Title Chanson douce. English
ISBN 9780143132172 (paperback)
0143132172 (paperback)
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